[OSM-talk] OSM as Map Publishers (was Re: TomTom acqures TeleAltas)

Andy Allan gravitystorm at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 16:44:20 BST 2007


On 7/23/07, Steve Chilton <S.L.Chilton at mdx.ac.uk> wrote:
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> My view is that the project SHOULD publish a full map of its data.

How many different maps though? 2? 15?

> I envisage a situation sometime in the future where it will be normal for
> people to use permalinks from their websites to the OSM site whenever they
> wish to include a location map.

I envisage a situation sometime (slightly further?) in the future
where people post a url to any web map they like, and they'll all be
derived ultimately from OSM data.

I don't think we were ever in the game of the One True Map website.

Cheers,
Andy

>This will only be possible with a full web
> map presence. This will also be part of the move to a pervasive OSM
> presence.
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> Cheers
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> STEVE
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>  To: Mikel Maron
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>  Subject: [OSM-talk] OSM as Map Publishers (was Re: TomTom acqures
> TeleAltas)
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> I've been pondering for some time whether OSM should be hosting our own
> slippy maps or whether our role should be to *only* provide raw data.
> Leaving it to others to render and publish slippy maps etc.
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>  A couple of relevant but unrelated threads today have prompted me to throw
> this topic up for discussion.
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>  On the one hand, we don't have hundreds of servers that can be used for
> delivering maps to the world, but on the other hand, if we don't do this,
> then how will ordinary users be able to provide the feedback to us that will
> help keep the maps up to date.
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>  Clearly TomTom have realised that by owning TeleAtlas they can use the
> MapShare feedback to update the source data that TeleAtlas has.
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>  On a separate thread over on the dev mailing list, Sebastian just asked
> what should be the relative priorities for services running on the dev/tah
> server.  Should tiles at home processing displace web-hosting for SotM, etc?
> Part of the answer to this question depends on whether OSM sees its role as
> publishers of rendered map tiles, or just publishers of the raw data.
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>  So, should OSM's responsibility stop at providing a real time API and
> weekly copies of planet.osm or should we also be hosting slippy maps (and if
> so how many different flavours?)
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>  80n
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> On 7/23/07, Mikel Maron < mikel_maron at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> Interesting development, considering that TomTom also recently launched
> MapShare, which allows TomTom users to report problems with map data.
>  At SotM, Ed Parsons had a slide on MapShare, and there was some discussion
> over what they'd do with that data .. now I think we know.
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> http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/3126-TomTom-Auquires-Tele-Atlas.html
> http://apb.directionsmag.com/archives/2949-TomTom-MapShare-allows-drivers-to-edit-maps.html
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